Hopefully I’ll be able to post pictures from the road. For those of you reading this on Facebook, the web address for the standalone blog is goestotwelve.com/blog. Use an RSS feed reader to subscribe to the newsfeed. See you all when I get back!
I just saw the New York Philharmonic play the “Star Spangled Banner” in Pyongyang. After they played the North Korean anthem.
I know it’s cliché, but if this isn’t history in the making, I don’t know what is.
For no real good reason, I’ve decided it’s time for a new blog. Maybe it’s the new year, maybe it’s the upcoming move to a new apartment, but whatever the reason, I’ve got the writing itch, and I intend to scratch it with you, my readers.
Many of you may recall my Seoul Blog, in which I documented my 3-month adventure in my mother country. When I got back to the states and eventually started anew in New York City, I couldn’t bring myself to write a public commentary on my life–too many issues, too much baggage at the time, none of it fit for public consumption.
Fortunately, that’s all behind me now. I think I have interesting things to say, and plus, more people these days are using Facebook and RSS feeds to keep up to date with their friend’s whereabouts. Also, I want to document my preparations for the big family trip to Korea coming up in late April, as well as that trip itself. It’s going to be a wild one, and I want to make sure I get it down in words like the last trip.
My last 3 month trip was actually supposed to be a 1 year stay, but it was cut short by unfortunate events back in the states. As a result, I keep telling myself I’m “going back” to Korea, rather than I’m “going to” Korea. There’s unfinished business across the Pacific Ocean; not necessary a particular task I need to complete, an object I need to retrieve, or anything of that sort. For lack of a better way to put this, I feel the need to close out an unfinished chapter of my life, and the way to do it is to just go there, come back, and get on with things.
About 3 months left till the trip. Let’s start the countdown. Stay tuned for more…